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Monterey Bay Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #4 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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“wonderful little hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Very friendly staff, extremely comfortable. It is at the quiet end of Cannery Bay so one can sleep to just the lapping of the waves and odd bark of a seal. a 10 minute walk to the Aquarium and all the restaurants one might want to try out. Complimentary Wifi worked fine for checking mail.
We will definetly come back and stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We had a fabulous time at the Monterey Bay Inn. Monterey is one of our most loved places to stay. This was our first time at the Monterey Bay Inn and it was perfect. The place is beautiful and the staff is wonderful, so warm and friendly. It was our 43rd anniversary and they made it such a special occasion. We will definitely stay here again and would hightly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: We had room 309.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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IOM-ManagerResponse, General Manager at Monterey Bay Inn, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
First and foremost, I would like to thank this reviewer for taking the time to share their comments with us and with other travelers. Honest feedback is our hotel’s best tool for making changes, and we are always grateful for the opportunity to improve. I am also grateful for this guest’s comments regarding our staff and our rooms; we are very proud of both, and are thrilled that we were able to be a part of making their anniversary special!

Should anyone wish to speak with one of our managers directly about a question or concern, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Thank you,
the General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Terrific hotel, comfortable rooms. Best part is the hot tub on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean.
There are issues with wifi on mobile devices (my iPad and my husband's iPod touch) but our laptops picked up the signal no problem. Trouble shooted Internet issue directly with service provider but it was still a low signal on above mentioned devices.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 4th floor so you're closer to the hot tub.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Beautiful rooms and views. Breakfast was always on time. Staff was friendly and courteous. The aquarium package was a great deal and within walking distance.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Our room was comfortable and spacious with a view across the harbour with the morning sun shining into our room. Good location for seeing Monterey. Lots of great golf courses nearby.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This hotel may be small and not really look like much on the outside (the elevator is kind of old and your walk to your room is not enclosed), but the rooms have been re-done and are BEAUTIFUL! Honestly, I think this hotel puts their money in to the important things for their customers like comfort, service, and pleasure! LOVED the ocean view!! And the complimentary breakfast was delivered right when we wanted it. The front desk staff really know the town and are very knowledgeable. Plus, because it's small, you're treated extra special--much more like a guest instead of a customer. We even checked out some of the other hotels in the area to compare our hotel room with the others, even going into the hotel rooms--none of them even came close to the comfort & elegant style of MBI's rooms and many were more money. I don't usually write reviews, but I HAD to leave one for this hotel. It was PHENOMENAL!! We are planning on only staying here every time we visit Monterey!

Room Tip: The ocean view room was WELL WORTH the extra money!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

My wife and I stayed in this hotel with another couple from overseas. We were very pleasantly surprised when we walk into our rooms. unlike the small lobby the room was spacious, wonderful harbour view and the bathroom...my wife loved the bathroom! The bathroom was big with two sinks and she was so happy not to have to share a sink with me! women... ;-)

Our friends' room was the same and they were awestruck, being the first time in US and in California, they absolutely love the room and the view!

In the morning we had breakfast on the balcony listening to the seals, although, we had to come inside when the seagulls wanted to share our breakfast!

We really enjoyed coming back to the hotel after driving around and sightseeing coast and the aquarium. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Inn

Also Known As:
Monterey Bay Hotel Monterey
Monterey Bay Hotel
Address: 242 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#4 Family Hotel in Monterey
#5 Green Hotel in Monterey
#7 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Bay Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The inviting Monterey Bay Inn sits high above the tides at its magnificent site on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Your private balcony provides a ringside seat to the ever-changing show-the delightful wonders of one of the world's richest marine regions. The Inn's 49 rooms, most with stunning ocean views, include a balcony, mini-refrigerator, king size bed, remote control TV, coffee maker, CD and DVD player, bath robes, hair dryer, and wireless internet connection. Two outdoor hot tubs, and a fire pit on the terrace compliment your stay, as does the convenient parking. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your room each morning. ... more   less 
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